With the fall harvest season upon us, there’s no better time to cook with apples. But you don’t need to limit yourself to apple crisp and pie. Apples taste just as good in savory recipes as they do in desserts. These five savory apple recipes will have you wondering why you didn’t start cooking with this fall favorite sooner.
Sweet Potato Quesadillas With Goat Cheese and Apples
This Sweet Potato Quesadillas With Goat Cheese and Apples recipe from Hello Glow is full of flavors that complement the sweet-tartness of the apples, such as cinnamon, sweet potato, chipotle and smooth goat cheese. All you need to do for this easy recipe is mash the sweet potato, cook the onion, fill the tortillas with all the ingredients and brown the quesadillas on the stove.
Tilapia and Apple Salad
Tilapia and apples are a perfect match. The mild taste and lean texture of Tilapia pairs nicely with the crispness and sweetness of the apple. This Tilapia and Apple Salad recipe from Real Simple is a great way to bring these two ingredients together, along with arugula, almonds and a dressing made of olive oil, dijon mustard, lime juice and honey.
Potato, Beet and Ambrosia Apple Tian
This Potato, Beet and Ambrosia Apple Tian recipe from Kumquat Blog is the perfect dish to take to a holiday party, due to its impressive look and easy preparation. It features sweet ambrosia apples layered with red beets and Yukon gold potatoes on a bed of leeks. The dish is finished off with a topping of walnuts, goat cheese and herbs.
Apple Potato Latkes With Cinnamon Sour Cream
Potato latkes are already a fall staple in many homes, but this Apple Potato Latkes With Cinnamon Sour Cream from The New York Times adds a sweet twist on the classic. To make this recipe, grate the potatoes, onion and apples and wring out the moisture with a tea towel, then add the flour, eggs, baking powder and spices before frying them on the stove and topping with the cinnamon sour cream. For an extra dose of apple flavor, top with applesauce instead.
Broccoli Apple Salad
Fans of crunchy salads will love this Broccoli Apple Salad from The Recipe Critic. The broccoli, apple, pecans, cranberries and carrots come together to make a texture-filled salad that is topped with a light, creamy dressing made of light mayonnaise, low-fat Greek yogurt, lemon juice and spices.
Next time you find yourself with a surplus of apples from apple picking or the farmers’ market, give one of these savory recipes a try!